Although we have not said much about it, it is clear that half of its municipalities begin and end in communion with neighbouring municipalities in no less neighbouring Portugal.

Well, Padrenda is the first of all, because, with the Miño still as a geographical agent, it is in its "notary" lands that the Raia Seca milestones begin to be counted. These are reference points, which are kept in the perennial silence of the Serra do Leboreiro, so many stories of survival linked to emigration and smuggling, to border wars first, and then to civil wars.

Gorgua River Waterfall
Gorgua River Waterfall

Accordingly, and in terms of tourism, Padrenda could be considered the traveller as a whole, from taking a catamaran ride on the father of the rivers to witnessing the autumn verrea of the deer in the mountains of Leboreirón, Everything is spectacle and sometimes vertigo, on the slopes of a mountain range that generates in its high plateaus generous sources and springs that feed the water on its slopes, creating beautiful natural corners in small but abundant river courses such as the Barxas or Gorgua rivers.

You should not leave Padrenda, the traveller, without seeking one of its many viewpoints, such as those of Lodairo and A Quinta, where many years ago the brown bear came to have its home.

The Spanish Municipality of Padrenda, is located in the Northwest of the province of Ourense within the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
With a surface of 57 km², it belongs to the region “Terra de Celanova”.
The “Camiño Xacobeo Miñoto Ribeiro” passes through its lands, it has abundant vegetation, good rivers recognized for fishing, being one of them the International Fluvial Reserve of the European Community (Barjas/Troncoso), extraordinary hiking routes and great geographical unevenness.

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